What better way to spend the Feast of the Holy Family than to get all dressed up and go to a dance with the whole family?

Each year a family in Colorado Springs sponsors a Holy Family Ball at the Air Force Academy. Everyone is encouraged to dress up as much as possible for the event. The dance is held early in the evening and only lasts three hours so that the kids don’t rot.

The ratio of kids to adults is about 5:1 and I counted at least nine 12-passenger + vans in the parking lot. The best thing about this event is that there are so many kids and the area is contained so you can actually enjoy the dancing without having to worry that your kids have run out into the forest to play with wolves.

The only thing I would have liked is to have more ball-type music. I thought that playing “Love Shack” by the B52’s was a little incongruent with a Holy Family Ball.